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Der Herr der Ringe: mit Illustrationen des Autors (original 1954; edition 2021)

by J.R.R. Tolkien (Autore)

Series: The Lord of the Rings (Omnibus 1-3)

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In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, The Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell, by chance, into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. From his fastness in the Dark Tower of Mordor, Sauron's power spread far and wide. He gathered all the Great Rings to him, but ever he searched far and wide for the One Ring that would complete his dominion. On his eleventy-first birthday Bilbo disappeared, bequeathing to his young cousin Frodo the Ruling Ring and a perilous quest --- to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord, and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom. THE LORD OF THE RINGS tells of the great quest undertaken by Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the Wizard, Merry, Pippin, and Sam, Gimli the Dwarf, Legolas the Elf, Boromir of Gondor, and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider.… (more)
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Title:Der Herr der Ringe: mit Illustrationen des Autors
Authors:J.R.R. Tolkien (Autore)
Info:Klett-Cotta Verlag (2021), 1344 pages
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The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien (1954)

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I'm not going to lie on this one: it is a LONG book. That being said, as far as the high fantasy genre is concerned, this is the top of the mountain. From its detailed descriptions (Tolkien loved geography, from how it reads) of the various lands of Middle Earth, to its intricate storylines and characters, this book is a must-read. Having all three volumes on hand really puts it together insofar as convenience. ( )
  jczubiate | May 1, 2024 |
An important work for fantasy, though not hugely my thing. This is very much written as an "epic poem/years later retelling" type deal. The characters are larger than life, there's dramatic breaking into poetry moments, much flowery prose, etc. Not that any of these things are bad, just anyone who goes to read this should know what they're getting themselves into.

If you're a huge fantasy fan, read this. It's hugely influential and a magnificently built world. However, if purple prose and epic poetry isn't your thing, the movies are a fairly good adaptation that merely trim a bit out to make things more accessible. ( )
  MrKusabi | Mar 4, 2024 |
Solide Fantasyserie aber meiner Meinung nach überbewertet. ( )
  Maxim2 | Nov 15, 2023 |
An amazing, rich world that I return to again and again. ( )
  levlazarev | Oct 18, 2023 |
It is ever a joy to revisit this epic tale and the gorgeous prose of Tolkien (I admire the poetry too, though I don't absorb it the same way). I will take the hit to my Challenge total, by counting this omnibus edition as only one book, though it is indeed three hefty tomes together. I savour every word and take my time each time I read it, because there is so much richness there. Of course as a fan of the movie adaptations, I constantly look to the similarities and differences between the original story and the cinematic interpretation, and often find the latter lacking (though I do understand why some decisions were made). As always, I lament the abandonment of the Scouring, which I feel is the chapter that completely justifies Merry and Pippin even being on the journey at all. Farewell for now, fellowship, perhaps the other tales of Middle-Earth await my future reading. ( )
  karenchase | Jun 14, 2023 |
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J. R. R. Tolkienprimary authorall editionscalculated
Alliata di Villafranca, VickyTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Alliata, VittoriaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Anderson, Douglas A.Note on the Textsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Askani, StephanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Epigraph
Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,

Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,

Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,

One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne,

In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,

One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them

In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
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When Mr. Bilbo Baggins of Bag End announced that he would shortly be celebrating his eleventy-first birthday with a party of special magnificence, there was much talk and excitement in Hobbiton.
[Note on the Text] J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings is often erroneously called a trilogy, when it is in fact a single novel, consisting of six books plus appendices, sometimes published in three volumes.
[Note on the 50th Anniversary Edition] In this edition of The Lord of the Rings, prepared for the fiftieth anniversary of its publication, between three and four hundred emendations have been made following a exhaustive review of past editions and printings.
[Forward to the Second Edition] This tale grew in the telling, until it became a history of the Great War of the Ring and included many glimpses of the yet more ancient history that preceded it.
[Prologue] This book is largely concerned with Hobbits, and from its pages a reader may discover much of their character and a little of their history.
Quotations
I regret to announce that—though, as I said, eleventy-one years is far too short a time to spend among you—this is the END. I am going. I am leaving NOW. GOOD-BYE!
The Road goes ever on and on

Down from the door where it began.
Now far away the Road has gone,

And I must follow, if I can,

Pursuing it with eager feet,

Until it joins some larger way

Where many paths and errands meet.

And whither then? I cannot say.
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken, a light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.
Many that live deserve death. And some die that deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too quick to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.
"Fly, you fools!"
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The Hobbit is the prequel to J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, comprising three novels: The Lord of the Rings consists of six Books, frequently bound in three Volumes:
  • Volume 1: The Fellowship of the Ring, consisting of Book I, "The Ring Sets Out" and Book II, "The Ring Goes South";
  • Volume 2: The Two Towers, consisting of Book III, "The Treason of Isengard," and Book IV, "The Ring Goes East"; and
  • Volume 3: The Return of the King, consisting of Book V, "The War of the Ring," and Book VI, "The End of the Third Age," with Appendices.
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In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, The Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell, by chance, into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. From his fastness in the Dark Tower of Mordor, Sauron's power spread far and wide. He gathered all the Great Rings to him, but ever he searched far and wide for the One Ring that would complete his dominion. On his eleventy-first birthday Bilbo disappeared, bequeathing to his young cousin Frodo the Ruling Ring and a perilous quest --- to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord, and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom. THE LORD OF THE RINGS tells of the great quest undertaken by Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the Wizard, Merry, Pippin, and Sam, Gimli the Dwarf, Legolas the Elf, Boromir of Gondor, and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider.

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Halfling bears the Ring
from Bag End womb to Mount Doom,
hence Return of King.
(ed.pendragon)
Take ring to Mordor!
Why did they walk all the way?
Should have used eagles.

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